Friday Links!From Steven Davis, and this is fascinating: A Renaissance painting reveals how breeding changed watermelons.
From C. Lee, and the last two paragraphs are absolutely essential: Review: ‘Martial Bliss,’ a Loving Memoir About a Bookstore for Military Buffs. Next, and I thought I was the only one who was freezing: How America fell in love with crazy amounts of air conditioning. Next, and this is tantalizing, but I'm guessing that this will turn out to be ineffective: Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? Also, please insert your vampire joke [HERE]. It's the C. Lee show this week, and this is sad, beautiful, and touching: They know: Hiroshima survivors help those in Fukushima overcome fear, discrimination. Next, and I have all kinds of respect for this scientist: Frances Oldham Kelsey, FDA scientist who kept thalidomide off U.S. market, dies at 101.
From DQ Reader My Wife, and this is utterly touching (and funny, too): When I’m Gone.
From Craig Lee, and all I need to do is type two words: Motorcycle Surfboard.
From Syndi Riley, and these images are just magnificent: Until the Kingdom Comes.
From Jeff Fowler, and damn: Why Giant Mosquitoes Are Suddenly Swarming Greenland. Also, and this is entirely insane: Liebherr Giant Crane Mobile. Next, and this is a spectacular article about an incredible craftsman: He's Just Woven The World's Finest Panama Hat. But Who Will Buy It?
From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is excellent: Lost Highways.
From J.R. Parnell, and this is magnificent: The Incredible Pencraft of Jake Weidmann, the World’s Youngest Master Penman.
From Tim Jones, and these are incredible images: TAKE A LOOK AT THE REAL ‘WARRIORS’ FROM THE 1993 DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘FLYIN’ CUT SLEEVES’.